Final Report Presentation and Recommendations from the City of Alameda's America's Cup Ad Hoc Committee, November 19, 2013


The Committee's recommendations for the Council's consideration include:
1. Keep the current Committee intact until a decision is made about the
location of the next America's Cup (AC35), which is expected within the
next six months. The Committee may meet quarterly in preparation of a
final decision;
2. Continue the Committee if San Francisco is selected as the site for
AC35. A second America's Cup in the Bay Area may have greater regional
economic benefits. There would likely be more teams competing with a
decision to use less expensive boats;*
3. Encourage the City to send a congratulations letter to the winning
Oracle Team USA, offering to be a partner by providing a working
waterfront with industrial capacity to support racing teams. The Committee
also suggests sending letters to Luna Rossa, Artemis, and Emirates Team
New Zealand;
4. Preserve and promote Seaplane Lagoon for maritime and sailing
oriented uses. Alameda Point's large industrial space close to the water
attracted the Swedish and Italian teams and supports important maritime
companies like Power Engineering;
5. Consider supporting or hosting other major sailing events. Alameda
may be an appropriate site to support prestigious around-the-world races
that periodically start in the Bay Area; and
6. Support water access, community-based maritime events and
uses, such as the Alameda Community Sailing Center, to enable people to
get in or on the water.